Know More About Winter Tyres

When the temperature starts falling and the roads freeze, the rubber in conventional tyres starts losing its elasticity, which results in losing grip of the road, further leading to getting slipped. The rubber in winter tyres is comparatively softer, which means they are more flexible than the hard summer tyres. Winter tyres, also known as Cold-Weather tyres, offer significantly better grip and stability. They ensure higher levels of safety than a conventional tread during low temperatures. Winter tyres also cut the stopping distance roughly up to half on a frozen road compared to summer tyres. Also, while moving upwards or downwards on an elevated surface, they provide extra support. They make accelerating and cornering much easier and swift. Winter tyres consist of more amount of silica in their compound. This different mix of ingredients allows retaining elasticity in the Davanti Tyres Redditch.

The treads of the winter tyre are different than that of an ordinary tyre, as they fill their grooves with snow while moving and grips the snow on the road (in case of snowy areas). They have deeper grooves which play a major role in providing a better grip of the surface (snow or ice) by 'biting into it'. In addition to this, the groves are wider and are combined with sipes to provide better drainage for cutting through deep puddles or slush. These tyres offer better control over slippery surface and better steering as well. They are also effective in reducing hydroplaning, blocking contact between the road and the tyre by standing water, speed and inadequate tyre tread. Winter tyres can also be used in places without ice and snow, for simply cold weather. Thus they are referred to as 'cold-weather tyres'.

When is the Best Time to Fit Winter Tyres?

It is suggested that one should change to winter tyres when the temperature consistently drops below 7 degrees Celsius. However, some people use summer tyres in winter by reducing air pressure which is dangerous and illegal in some places because it is the reason for major accidents. The reason is that reduced air pressure does not increase the tyre's grip; on the contrary, it will damage the tread and prematurely wear the tyre.

It is also necessary to note that all four tyres should be changed simultaneously and not only on the front or the back, as this might cause an imbalance in levels of grip between front and rear tyres, leading to loss of control over the vehicle and accidents. If only front Tyres Redditch are changed, it increases the chances of skidding under hard acceleration, while if only rear tyres are changed, then the front ones will have a lesser grip, making a front-end skid known as 'understeering'. That is why it is best to fit all four tyres at the same time.

Winter tyres should strictly be used only in cold temperature and never in warm weather as they tend to get damaged in hot temperature very quickly. The compound in winter tyres starts wearing faster when the temperature increases, resulting in poor grip and less stability while braking and cornering, which further leads to accidents. It is also important to choose the right tyres for your vehicle for best performance and better security.

Buying all four winter tyres together is indeed an expensive investment, but it is nothing compared to the safety and insurance it brings along with it. These tyres have numerous benefits, including better griping of cold roads, whether snowy, icy or even dry, wider and deeper treads for dispersing more water and reducing aquaplaning. In addition, a winter tyre lasts approximately eight to nine years, making them more cost-effective because they are harder to wear than summer tyres due to their excellent flexibility. These tyres are best for remote places which experience heavy snowfall and where the temperature falls below 7 degrees Celsius every year and can also be used for all types of vehicles, be it SUVs, trucks, cars etc.


 

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